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Live soybean plants for horses?

I board my horse next to a soybean field And was walking him by the field and he reached over and grabbed a couple of plants and found them very delicious. Is there any toxicity to this live plant without the soybean pods for horses?

Lancaster County Pennsylvania Posted 11 days ago

Ranch horse Judge

Hello we are looking for a ranch horse and reining judge for a show Sep 22nd. In Durango. I know it's short notice but our scheduled judge cancelled on us..
Thank you very much for your time.
Kerri Holden

Montrose County Colorado Posted 19 days ago

sore withoutboots

my driving pony has had laminitis and has recovered well. He has been diagnosed with cushions desease, he is on a I/2 tablet of present per day.,he is sound with boots on but very sore on concret . My barefoot trimmer see him every six week and there is quite a laminitis wedge and some white line separation. I put his boots on during the day and off at night. Am i doing the right thing. should i leave the boots off so the feet can adapt or continue to put them on. He became this sore after the last trim , two weeks ago. A ny help or suggetion
wouldbeappreciated.
jo
suggestion would be appreciated jo

Outside United States horses lameness Posted 22 days ago

birthday

is there a place for my 9 yr old daughter to ride a horse for her birthday party?

Riverside County California Posted about 1 month ago

Historic horse colors

What historic colors did lippizaans come in?

Essex County Massachusetts Posted about 1 month ago

Mini mare breeding

I have a miniature mare that I would like to breed. She was pasture bred before. I have been teasing her with the stallion and she has been showing signs of estrus now since June! I have been trying to breed her (when it hasn't been too hot) since then, however, she seems very receptive until he tries to mount her and then she starts trying to kick him. She is winking and turning her butt towards him and squealing when I tease her and then, when he gets into the paddock, starts kicking and squirting with her butt towards him. She has allowed him to mount her but squeals and tries to get away when he gets in her. She just seems in season all the time but doesn't let him stay inside unless I hold her. What do you think?

Posted about 1 month ago

Turn Out on Pasture

This year has been so wet and hot the pastures are very lush. My mare had laminitis last August and I have been very careful with her including not being on pasture since May of this year. I'd like to turn her out but I am thinking the pastures are just too active right now. Is it too much of a risk? I would turn them out at night with a grazing muzzle.

Polk County Iowa Posted 2 months ago

Saddle pads

Is it ok to put a second pad over an ortho felt saddle pad with shoulder lift for a high withered horse? I have a semi-quarter horse saddle, 15 inch seat. The gullet sits to low on the horses withers. I am going to try the ortho pad with shoulder lift. If that is not enough can I put another pad on top of that to build it up? Or is it ok to put a felt/neoprene wither pad right over the ortho saddle pad?

New York County New York Posted 3 months ago

Dead rodent under hay

I found a dead rock chuck under my small stack of tarped hay that I feed( it was stored on wooden pallets......Should I discard all of it ( 32 bales??) or just bottom layer closet to carcass??Critter was not touching hay, just underneath pallets?? I am located in So Idaho. We carcass has been under there a month or so( smelled) The hay has been tarped entire time. Please answer quickly as I moved stack into barn with horses and dont want to contaminate the rest of my stored hay. Thank you

Twin Falls County Idaho Posted 3 months ago

Appaloosa

Why isn't the Appaloosa listed in the horse badges for the have you ridden?

Richland County Ohio 4-h 4-h horse project Posted 3 months ago